Flopside

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Mario in front of Merlee's place in Flopside

Flopside is the mirrored counterpart to Flipside in the game Super Paper Mario. Both places' names come from the phrase "flip-flop". Flopside was created by both the Tribe of Ancients and the Tribe of Darkness as an antithesis to Flipside, in order to prevent that town from falling into ruin due to the fact that light cannot exist without darkness. The two towns offset each other, and have been in perfect balance since their creation.

The main features that distinguish Flopside from Flipside are its shadowy tones, a general dilapidated look such as broken windows and pillars, and a reversal of areas, buildings, and residents. Inanimate objects are mirror images of their Flipside counterparts, and the Flopside counterparts of Flipside residents have opposite personalities. For example, Pook of Flipside loves the sea, while his Flopside counterpart, Puck, prefers the sky. Also Howzit says "goooood" in Flipside and his Flopside counterpart Notso says "not so bad". Another example is the cook Dyllis, Saffron's counterpart, who mixes two items instead of simply cooking one. Generally, the ambience of Flopside is very dour and disconsolate. Flopside's music is an arrangement of Flipside's music, transposed down an octave and using different instruments and chords.

Like Flipside, Flopside contains its own Pit of 100 Trials, the boss of which is Shadoo. It also houses half of the Heart Pillars, which are located in the same spot in relativity to Flipside. The Mirror Hall serves as a bridge between the two towns, and is supposedly a secret to all Flipside and Flopside residents aside from Merlon and his Flopside counterpart Nolrem. However, as the game progresses, the player encounters many characters that know about the other town, and two Flopside residents even move to Flipside.

Much later in the game during the final battle with Super Dimentio, Flopside is destroyed by The Void but is restored following the destruction of the Chaos Heart.

Features[edit]

Flopside Tower[edit]

Third Floor (Second Floor in PAL edition)[edit]

Second Floor (First Floor in PAL edition)[edit]

Outskirts[edit]

  • Seventh Heart Pillar

First Floor (Ground Floor in PAL edition)[edit]

(After using Boomer to explode the wall)[edit]

Outskirts[edit]

  • Sixth Heart Pillar

B1[edit]

Outskirts[edit]

  • Sixth Heart Pillar

B2[edit]

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Flopside[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウラハザマタウン
Ura Hazama Taun
Inversed Flipside ("in-between town")
French Verso Connotation to the verso side of a leaf of paper
German Flopstadt Floptown
Italian Svoltadiqua Turn this way
Korean 반대틈새타운
Bandaeteumsaetaun
Opposite Flipside
Spanish Villacruz Pun on cruz (tail) from cara o cruz (heads or tails)

Third Floor[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウラハザマタウン 3階
Ura Hazama Taun Sankai
Flopside 3F

Second Floor[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウラハザマタウン 2階
Ura Hazama Taun Nikai
Flopside 2F

Outskirts[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウラハザマタウン 2階 外部
Ura Hazama Taun Nikai Gaibu
Flopside 2F Outside

First Floor[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウラハザマタウン 1階
Ura Hazama Taun Ikkai
Flopside 1F

Outskirts[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウラハザマタウン 1階 外部
Ura Hazama Taun Ikkai Gaibu
Flopside 1F Outside

B1[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウラハザマタウン 地下1階
Ura Hazama Taun Chika Ikkai
Flopside B1

Outskirts[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウラハザマタウン 地下1階 外部
Ura Hazama Taun Chika Ikkai Gaibu
Flopside B1 Outside

B2[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウラハザマタウン 地下2階
Ura Hazama Taun Chika Nikai
Flopside B2

Outskirts[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウラハザマタウン 地下2階 外部
Ura Hazama Taun Chika Nikai Gaibu
Flopside B2 Outside

Trivia[edit]

  • On the Flopside ground floor, the elevators have a different animation than other elevators in Flipside and Flopside. While other elevators fill in with white and lose white from the bottom, the ones on the Flopside ground floor fill in with white and lose white from the sides.